Constitution

I have a question, a very simple question, for US Speaker of the House Paul Ryan…

by Skip April 18, 2016

President Obama’s executive amnesty represents a “threat” to America’s very system of government, according to House Speaker Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI).  “The Constitution is clear: Presidents don’t write laws, Congress does,” Ryan said Monday ahead of oral arguments before the Supreme Court in United States v. Texas. “Presidents may disagree with the laws, but they […]

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Data Point – where did it go?

by Skip April 18, 2016

Having just sent in my taxes today (actually did all the record gathering and computations last week), where does it go? And that is about a $4 Trillion budget.  But what would it be IF our leaders had never strayed from sticking to the strictures of the Constitution.  Well, certainly the military (Pentagon) would be […]

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The Destruction of an Existing Constitution…

by Steve MacDonald April 9, 2016
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Orestes Brownson Providence gives to each nation, not miraculously,… the political constitution best fitted to its genius, its wants, and its destiny, and it is a crime and a sin to attempt to subvert it whether from without or from within.  Abuses may be reformed, but the revolutionizing of a government, or the destruction of […]

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Guess whose name is absent: 43 Senators Tell Court Obama Trying to Change Law ‘by Extra-Constitutional Assertion’ of Power

by Skip April 5, 2016

Ayup – and no surprise, either.  Here, let me give you a hint: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senator John Cornyn, Senator Ted Cruz, Senator Lamar Alexander, Senator John Barrasso, Senator Roy Blunt, Senator John Boozman, Senator Shelley Moore Capito, Senator Bill Cassidy…. And yes, the list on that amicus brief is in alphabetical order.  Amicus brief, you say, Skip? Ayup.  What is […]

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Constitution: bulwark against tyranny

by Skip April 4, 2016

(H/T: Liberal Logic 101)

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If you are treading onto Constitutional grounds, try READING it first…

by Skip April 4, 2016

I try to make the rounds of the NH newspapers; this morning at the Concord Monitor I came across a Letter to the Editor from someone who definitely doesn’t understand his civics (emphasis mine): Letter: Cheated by Ayotte, GOP Sen. Ayotte was recently quoted as saying she believes “the American people deserve to have a […]

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CloseUP – Jeanne Shaheen and WMUR’s crappy transcript

by Skip April 3, 2016

Yup, another Sunday, another CloseUP and this week, Josh McElven had US Senator Jeanne Shaheen (or better described as the Federal Government’s Ambassador to New Hampshire) and perhaps Candidate-To-Be Rich Ashooh for US Congress in CD-1 (he formally announces tomorrow).  She said a couple of things that caught my ear so I figured, per normal, […]

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Seriously, these three are the top responsibilities of the Federal Government?

by Skip March 30, 2016

I missed last night’s CNN Townhall with the Republican Prez candidates.  As always, Donald Trump made the buzz of the night.  Certainly his utterance on abortion made waves.  Sure, I am a pro-life supporter but even I blanched when I heard what he said.  That said, it’s what else he said that caught my attention […]

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Tiny Man Stuffs Tiny Strawmen in Hopes to Pressure Senate for Supreme Court Hearing

by Scott Morales March 19, 2016

The MoveOn mountebanks have sent out a link to a video featuring Robert Reich commenting on the current Supreme Court nominee situation and the Senate’s advice.  You remember Mr. Reich, the wee fella in the Clinton administration (the last one, not the looming one). He makes his case with his general thesis being: Those dastardly […]

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Once again, a Democrat crying over the Bureaucracy getting hamstrung?

by Skip March 18, 2016

The Administrative State – as I’ve said for years, it is the end goal of Progressives and we see too many Republicans (right, Ovide?) supporting other Republicans in moving the Overton Window leftward in achieving it in diminishing the power of the Legislative Branch by the empowerment of the Executive Branch’s agencies.  The only way […]

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Carson Fails Constitutional Test, Bush Passes!

by Mike February 14, 2016

Debate Doodlings #1 Moderator: “You recently wrote a book about the Constitution, doctor…” REALLY? Him and which ghost? When I have to tell you that JEB came closer to understanding what the constitution says about nominating judges than Carson, it is clear that Carson has a flimsy grasp of facts, policy, and (because he’s still […]

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BREAKING: Justice Scalia has Died

by Kimberly Morin February 13, 2016

It’s a sad day for the Constitution today and for the country.

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Someone else understands why Bernie is doing well with Millenials

by Skip February 2, 2016

I’ve been saying saying the same thing for years – and remember that it was the Frankfurt School and Gramsci that said for the Socialist / Communists to take over the ramparts of culture.  Now we are seeing that they were successful (emphasis mine): ANALYSIS: TRUE. OU professor: Youths’ attraction to Sanders shows education failure. […]

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Blogline of the Day – Government and its view of its subjects

by Skip January 7, 2016

“What kind of government cares more about appeasing Islamic terrorists than defending the constitutional rights of its citizens? A government that would disarm us during the age of terror.” (H/T: Instapundit)

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Notable Quote – Jeff Foxworthy

by Skip January 7, 2016

“If being stripped of your Constitutional right to defend yourself makes you safer according to the government — you might live in a nation founded by geniuses run by idiots.” -Jeff Foxworthy – comedian, author, TV host, entrepreneur (H/T: The Truth About Guns) [unconfirmed]

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“I wanted to share a look back at some of the work I’ve been doing for you in Senate”

by Skip January 5, 2016

That was from an email I received from Kelly Ayotte, the junior Senator from NH.  She’s running for reelection and I’ve been getting a bunch of her emails touting her “accomplishments”.  No, I’m not going to post it here – especially as it leaves out some of her accomplishments that, well, don’t sit well with […]

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What Obama’s Resolution SHOULD Be

by Mike January 2, 2016
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The ‘Free the Nipple’ Freedom Farce

by Kimberly Morin January 1, 2016

You’ve probably heard of the ‘Free the Nipple’ group of women in New Hampshire who are defying local ordinances and showing up at beaches around the state topless to garner attention for their ‘cause.’ I wrote about one of them yesterday, she believes it’s her Constitutional right to be topless wherever men can be topless […]

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Shiny Object: headlines should not be about Progressives/Dems calling for Gun Control

by Skip December 9, 2015

Or in the case of the NY Times, an outright call for confiscation of guns.  However, that seems to be the ideological wash of the day (as if removing guns is going to just get rid of Islamic Jihad?) – everything is about the gun and not about the evil “political ideology in a religious […]

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Who wants to take my bet that President “Never blame me” Alinsky ‘s national address tonite won’t stray from these?

by Skip December 6, 2015

from these particular thoughts? “The sweetest sound I know is the Muslim call to prayer” – Barack Hussein Obama, Cairo speech 2008 “The Future Must Not Belong To Those Who Slander The Prophet Of Islam” – Barack Hussein Obama, speech at the United Nations 2012 “I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds […]

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Last Republican Debate: succinct enumeration of “Republicanism”

by Skip November 12, 2015

Yes, the split between the “We can govern Big Government better than the Democrats” Republicans versus those that actually believe in “Smaller Government” and are willing to work for it.  Jeffrey Lord at Conservative Review has some bon mots on who is in which camp and why the former is as deadly as the Democrats […]

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Yeah, Romney’s really thinking “That damned internet thingy”

by Skip October 21, 2015

MITT ROMNEY: DEMISE OF LEGACY MEDIA EMPOWERING CONSERVATIVE ‘INSURGENTS,’ PREVENTING MORE ‘COLLABORATIVE ACTION’ Ugh…this post about Romney, divisiveness, Democrats, media, and Paul Ryan is wrong on so many levels….but that’s why I pay myself the big cents to wade through this slosh. Emphasis mine, reformatted: Failed GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney lamented that the demise […]

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Speaking of the national debt, how about Kelly Ayotte and that End Government Shutdowns Act?

by Skip October 21, 2015

Yep, National Debt Ceiling time again and we’ve seen this movie already.  Kelly Ayotte has a new bill (2/15) and Kim had a post on it here; US Senate sponsors are: “Mr. Portman (for himself, Ms. Ayotte, Mr. Barrasso, Mr. Enzi, Mr. Grassley, Mr. Isakson, Mr. Johnson, Mr. Lee, Mr. Rubio, and Mr. Toomey)”.  By setting […]

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I blame the Republicans for allowing the US Constitution to be so abused

by Skip September 22, 2015

And Kelly Ayotte voted for the deal that greased this idea’s skids?? Can we ever make it back to a time where the Constitution is not just given lip service but actually followed in every jot and tittle? To think that the Senate would ever cede its power and responsibility in such a way. If […]

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Blogging and Livestreaming: NHCCS Constitution Day

by Skip September 19, 2015

Today we’re at the National Heritage Center for Constitutional Studies‘ “Constitution Day” at Sheraton Harbor Side Hotel in Portsmouth, NH.  We’ll be livestreaming the event, talking with others, and recording what we can.  Newer posts after this one. Livestream – 4:00pm Today!  Interviews at random Live streaming video by Ustream

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NH State Senator David Pierce – constitutionally illiterate?

by Skip September 19, 2015

Try reading the ACTUAL words sometimes, lawyer boy.  No interpretation, no mounds of moldy court cases (like when “enhancing” code, they diminish the excellence of the original elegant). (H/T: Susan)

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Notable Quote – Professor Randy Barnett

by Skip September 17, 2015

[T]he paramount issue of constitutional legitimacy is whether the commands, not of the Constitution itself, but of government officials rendered pursuant to constitutional authority, are binding in conscience on us.  The answer to this question will depend on the quality of the lawmaking and enforcement process that the Constitution establishes.  One of these qualities is […]

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Why We’re Losing Liberty

by Steve MacDonald September 8, 2015
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This could draw a troll or two out from under their bridge. Prager U

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Read the First Amendment much, Democrats?

by Skip September 6, 2015

Freedom of Speech, Right of conscious – two pillars of American Exceptionalism that ideas matter and that the Federal Government was PROHIBITED from restricting individuals from their God given and natural law rights.  Yet, it looks like the Democrats in California have both forgotten that little aspect and are all too willing to trample it […]

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Data Point – Have the Left and the gay militants overplayed their hands?

by Skip July 23, 2015

From The Corner: Within the past couple weeks, three separate national polls have been conducted on the issue of same-sex marriage. Interestingly, each of these three polls shows a decline in support for it. Both Ipsos/Reuters and Gallupconducted polls in early July — just days after the Supreme Court handed its ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges. Both polls found a […]

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